GUN BUTTON to ‘FIRE’
A Hurricane Pilot's Dramatic Story of the Battle of Britain
Signed by Wg Cdr Tom Neil DFC* AFC AE
Signed on the title page by
Wing Commander Tom Neil
William Kimber First Edition 1987. 237 pages and well illustrated with photos.
Fine condition hardback book. Clean, tight and bright. Fine condition unclipped dustjacket which looks smart in its protective cover. This book is a lovely fresh copy, the only point of note is the very faint trace of a tape stain on the end papers from a previous protective cover.
This is a fighter pilot’s story of eight memorable months from May to December 1940. When the Germans invaded France, Tom Neil aged nineteen, fresh from training, had just been posted to 249 Squadron and was immediately thrust into the maelstrom. By the end of the year he had shot down 13 enemy aircraft, seen many of his friends killed or injured and was himself a wary and accomplished fighter pilot.
A scarce signed Kimber first edition.